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Vacation Publishing Schedule for Digamextra May 12-19
I will be able to publish our Blog only occasionally during the week May 12-19.
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(If you must know…..We will be out and about cavorting with visiting friends! )
Medical Appointments – Good News
I don’t know if anyone else has struggled with the online appointment service http://www.citapreviamedico.org/… whenever I tried making an appointment at the Competa medical centre, it rejected my DNI/NIE number, so was never able to use it.
But now there’s an alternative for anyone with a iPhone or a Smartphone… go to Play Store (or the iPhone equivalent) and download the app ‘Salud Responde’. You’ll have to register using the number of your Tarjeta Sanitaria, year of birth and your DNI/NIE number, but after that it was plain sailing.
I haven’t explored all the options, but it seems to offer a comprehensive list of local clinics, hospitals, laboratories, etc.
Non Resident’s Form
Full details are available on the citizens advice website http://citizensadvice.org.es/topic/what-is-a-certificate-of-non-resident/
Tourists choose Nerja as the seaside town’s most charming Spain
New bad update info at bottom.
The Windows 10 Paradox, by DoctorLaptop-Nerja
Will Windows (Win) 10 make your computer obsolete before it’s worn out? If you upgraded from version 7 or 8 it is possible. While your comp may have passed compatibility checks, and the Win 10 Update seems to have installed correctly and has been working flawlessly for a few months, the compatibility check was with an early version of Win 10. It is not a guaranty of compatibility with all future Win 10 incarnations. Win 10 is the last of the numbered Win series, Microsoft (MS) has declared. There will not be a new version of Win released, only upgrades and build releases. All improvements will be included in new Win 10 updates or builds (builds are like service packs, just jargon for a large bunch a bunch of updates and new feature installers grouped together).
Now following that logic, since Win 10 continues to add new features (and keep in mind that you cannot block Win 10 updating itself), eventually some of these updates will add features that your old hardware just is not designed to handle. The result will be your comp crashes when you reboot. At that point you will no longer be able to start that unit normally, only in Safe Mode. MS has effectively deemed your computer obsolete. So you will have to uninstall that last update and maybe MS will find a way to let you block that feature(but don’t bet on it, MS would rather you buy a new comp so they can force you into buying all new software from them) and at that point if you can’t block the offending feature you can’t use that comp on the internet again unless you re-install a pre-Win 10 version of Win or a non-Win Operating System.
The best you can hope for then as regards to Win 10 on units that were originally Win 7/8 is to extend the lifespan as much as possible. The main thing you can do in this regard, short of replacing your processor, which is prohibitively expensive, is to have your BIOS updated (this requires “flashing” the BIOS) to the newest possible version before doing the upgrade from Win 7 or 8 to Win 10. Be aware flashing your BIOS is a risky process, if it fails, which happens in a small but significant percent of cases, the computer becomes unstartable and needs to be serviced by the manufacturer to replace the damaged BIOS ,as it requires special equipment to do. As everyone should know by now, before doing an upgrade to Win 10 you must fully update your computer with all available Windows Updates and all Driver Updates from your computer manufacturer. These manufacturer driver updates must include the BIOS update if available, although the BIOS update is often overlooked. But the BIOS is a kind of driver, a driver for your processor, and often referred to as “firmware” rather than a driver, thus the confusion. So updating the BIOS before upgrading to Win 10 is often overlooked, and the upgrade may initially seem to have been successful. But the problem is, and I am now seeing cases of this, that after a few months of using the upgraded Win 10 without any problems, suddenly Win 10 crashes and will not restart, or allow a Refresh or Rollback! Why? Some newly installed feature requires support from your hardware or BIOS that you don’t have. The only fix seems to be a fresh install of an older version of Win that was working without problems. You can re-install an earlier version of Win 10 but that only works till that update that caused the problem in the first place is attempted again, and over which you have no control if using the comp on the internet. You’d be better served to go back to Win 8.1 or 7.
Now lets take this to the next logical step. MS has insider knowledge and major influence over the computer parts and chips makers. Thus they can now plan ahead when to introduce new features that will will only work with newly available hardware or Bios versions. And they will use this info to set up lifecycles for all new computers, using planned obsolescence to shorten the lifespan of all new computers to a limit they determine is to their shareholders best interests. This is a whole new level of control MS now has over your computer that didn’t exist before Win 10, when you still had control of new updates and features and whether or not you chose to install them. Now you know why they are giving Win 10 away for free and pushing the upgrade so hard. They can now force users to only get software from MS approved sources and MS and basically determine when you will need to replace your computer.
A New Win 7 Update To Avoid
Earlier this year MS warned users that Win 7 has serious problems. I dismissed it’s claims as a desperate attempt to shift Win 7 users to Win 10 (and I still do), but now MS has warned of a new serious Win 7 problem that is very real – even though it makes no sense whatsoever…As InfoWorld’s Win expert Woody Leonhard notes “I’m now seeing problems reported from all over the globe about Win 7 machines that suddenly won’t boot”. The cause? MS has made a seemingly small yet completely bizarre tweak to Win Update on Win 7 and confirmed it is crippling many users’ PCs. The tweak? It switched the status of Win 7 update KB3133977 from ‘Optional’ to ‘Recommended’. The bizarre part? Despite acknowledging the problems, MS knew they would occur in advance and it has no plans to do anything about it. Win 7 users need to read this article to determine if they are at risk.
And people wonder why geeks call Bill Gates the anti-Christ, well now you know…
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I can confirm what Dr Laptop is warning us about. I had this problem last week my computer failed to start for 7 consecutive days and I had to run start up repair. I ‘asked Google’ about the issue and ultimately resolved it by uninstalling all my recent updates, then blocking automatic updates. It has worked fine since.
I am looking to have satellite internet as there seems to be no other solution for us, trying to get in touch with local business INTERVISION – advertised as the Nerja Tooway agent.
No answer, the shop is closed etc.
Anyone had any experience with this company INTERVISION or Robert Lockie and Tooway satellite broadband here in Spain?
Are they even still around? I’m having no luck with Tooway in UK either… will be grateful for any feedback about this – thanks!
Bazmycat @ hotmail.com
Services Needed- Cess Pit Emptying
Hello Digamites, we live in the Campo just outside the Torrox Pueblo, we need our two tanks clearing, never had it done before……can anyone please recommend a company to do this for us, English speaking……also any idea what we should be charged as I have no idea. Many thanks for your help
Darcymay1 @ icloud.com
Services Available- Opening Garage Doors
Abrimatic is specialist in supplying, installing and repairing automatic garage doors and gates. We supply a range of garage doors from Hörmann and Novoferm, European brands of quality German design.
Our web site: www.abrimatic.com. Conctac us for a free quote on 952 546736
What’s NOT on –
Due To Illness, All Canine Training this week-end is cancelled
Hi everyone, as you may possibly already know, Wendy has been quite ill this past week or so, starting with a full day spent in A&E on Monday last.
She is now feeling a little better, thankfully, but far from OK.
Accordingly, I am sad to inform everyone that we have decided to completely cancel all dog training this week-end, to give her a little more time to recover and recuperate fully.
Illness combined with a terrible weather forecast for both Velez Malaga & Nerja, cancelling for this week-end seems to be the wisest choice.
We are both very sorry to have to let you all down as we know you love training, as do your dogs, but in view of the fact that Wendy has been actively helping clients train their dogs in Spain for over thirteen years, this is the very first time that we have ever had to completely cancel due to illness.
Wendy is still confined to bed but seems to be a little brighter & better with each passing day although she is still not completely ‘out of the woods’ so to speak.
I feel confident that a complete rest for the next few days will be just what her body requires to heal itself.
We will be available by email or telephone to help any clients in any way we can, as always, please still feel free to contact us if you need our help.
I sincerely hope to come back to you with better news early next week when Wendy should hopefully be ‘fighting fit’ and firing on all four cylinders once again,
Thank you all for your well wishes which have all been passed on to her.
I too am missing my best friend and soul mate, so I know exactly how some of you may feel.
Whats on- El Varadero Sunday May 8th
Revised Phone Contact
Contact Tel: Allen 622 257 817
What’s on- Organic Market
Come rain or shine the Organic Market in the Garden Centre is ON Today! Support local and organic producers and pop by the farmers’ market at the Garden Centre in La Vinuela this Saturday from 10:00h to 14:30h.
What’s on @ Bar La Dama?
Dinner and Music!
Just like every weekend, at Bar La Dama in Algarrobo-Costa, we provide you with a culinary plate to enjoy.
This weekend we have selected Pork Cheeks in its Sauce with braised potatoes and Squids stuffed with Spinach and Rice in a Béchamel-Roquefort Sauce.
Furthermore, on Saturday the 7th at 21:00h, Chesko González
will be on our stage bringing you a selection of music of the world.
And those, who have seen him before, will know that it will be an unforgettable evening…
As always, we advise you to reserve your table for our plates in
advance to avoid disappointment!
When: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of May
Where: Bar La Dama, Urb. Centro Internacional – Bloque 73, Algarrobo-Costa
What: Dinner and Music
What’s On- Paul Hayes Show Sunday
What’s on- Cinema Films in English (thanks to Doug)
CINESUR – VELEZ MALAGA EL INGENIO
http://www.cinesur.com/home.php?id_cine=219 The cinema has only published listings for the weekend. Captain America will presumably continue next week, but check website for details. Captain America: Civil War – Dir. Anthony & Joe Russo. With Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jnr. Sat – Sun 12:00, 16:40. Mon – Thur? 16:40.
YELMO – MALAGA PLAZA MAYOR
http://www.yelmocines.es/cines-malaga/peliculas-en-cartelera-plaza-mayor-3d Triple 9 – Dir. John Hillcoat. With Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet. Daily: 15:10. Captain America is also on daily. The Jungle Book, Freeheld and Jane Got A Gun are on at the weekend only. Check website for timings. CINE ALBENIZ – MALAGA http://www.cinealbeniz.com/ Jane Got A Gun – Dir. Gavin O Connor. With Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton. Daily: 16:45, 18:35, 22:35. A Bigger Splash – Dir. Luca Guadagnino. With Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton Daily: 17:45, 20:25.
What’s on- YouTube
Please check out my growing Youtube album of audio visuals. The latest…Gram https://youtu.be/FdZ23ERqLq8
Wanted- Denim Skirt Urgently
My daughter is in a school performance on Thursday and they have to wear a denim skirt she is age 5,
Thank you – Tel: 078 965 668 49 Also WhatApp Puente Don Manuel area kathrynanndunn @ icloud.com
For Sale- Computer Screen & Keyboard
18″ Flat Computer Screen and Keyboard for sale, all in perfect condition and in working order.
€20 for both, collect from the Nerja area.
Telephone. 65 35 95 784. or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Sale –Kitchen Gear
Baking Dishes different sizes
All sizes professional knives
Ceramic serving bowls
Jars, wine decanter
Tagine dishes from Morocco
Contact:- tallerdelsol @ gmail dot com
Wanted –Fridge & Freezer
We are looking for a small fridge and a chest freezer or
may consider a fridge-freezer.
Please email details tojmainwood01 @ gmail.com
Many Thanks, Jenny
For Sale –Now half price, must go this week!
Immaculate condition, will fit any car with roof bars. Brackets and key included. €30. Lesley 611100103 email@example.com
For sale – Vespa 1970s
Vespa 1970s Nice runaround
ics.160 cc , Can be seen running, Spanish number plate with paper work , needs Itv, Good solid scooter. Ideal for restoration project. Competa area . For any more info telephone Simon 686650138
For Sale – Sofa Bed etc Reduced Price!
3-seat sofa bed and matching 2-seat sofa for sale in good condition mainly blue with stripe chenille type fabric. Very comfortable either as sofa or as sofa bed. Buyer to arrange collection from La Vinuela area.
Now reduced to €100 for both
Call Paul on 635 656 347
For Sale Lonely Planet Guide to India,
16th Edition, Oct 2015
Contact: torrox1000 @ gmail.com
For Sale- Dining Chairs
4 upholstered dining chairs,€30.
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DigameXtra designed by Doctor Laptop at doctorlaptop @ gmx.com
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